Public Health

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. This includes providing women’s health services, maternal/child health services, prevention of child fatalities, immunizations, the WIC program, and other public health services. Along with these services, we develop emergency preparedness responses and track communicable diseases and zoonotic diseases, including West Nile, Hantavirus, Plague, and Rabies.


Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (COHELP) is activated and can provide callers with the latest public health information regarding COVID-19.  

COHELP can be reached at 1-877-462-2911 or 303-389-1687. 

  1. COVID-19 Antibody Testing Schedule Announced for East County Residents

    (March 26, 2020) As part of the ongoing initiative to offer the COVID-19 ELISA antibody test to county residents, SMCDHE, assisted by volunteers, collected more than 300 blood samples on Thursday from a pre-selected group of teachers and their families. Read on...
  2. COVID-19 Antibody Testing Schedule Announced for East County Residents

    (March 26, 2020) As part of the ongoing initiative to offer the COVID-19 ELISA antibody test to county residents, SMCDHE, assisted by volunteers, collected more than 300 blood samples on Thursday from a pre-selected group of teachers and their families. Read on...
  3. COVID-19 East County Testing Launched

    (March 25, 2020) San Miguel County Department of Public Health and Environment today announced plans for the free, voluntary, COVID-19 blood tests initiative in partnership with United Biological Inc. Read on...
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Helpful Documents

Public Health Improvement Plan